Art in October

Events You Won't Want to Miss

October 6FIRST SATURDAY The Dallas Arts District will kick off Art in October with FREE admission to the Crow Collection of Asian Art and Nasher Sculpture Center. The Dallas Museum of Art will be open for general admission. Enjoy a day of art, activities, and food trucks.

October 6ART IN MOTION Bring that bike, wagon — any artistically decorated human-powered vehicle, for that matter — and join in the procession, presented by Dallas Observer! The best-decorated entries will win some very, very cool prizes! Extra points will be given for the use of light on your bike. At the end of the ride there will be food, drinks, and live music.

October 6DANCEAFRICA A cultural experience celebrating the rich heritage of Africa featuring performances by the companies of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Also join us for the DanceAfrica Marketplace in Annette Strauss Square with food, clothing, crafts and more. Ticketed performance in the Winspear Opera House.

October 7FIESTA LATINOAMERICANA Presented by the DFW International Community Alliance, its Dallas' only cultural festival of the Americas, featuring food vendors and four stages of FREE entertainment, dance workshops and activities for the entire family.

October 14ONE ARTS PLAZA FALL BLOCK PARTY Join us this Sunday for One Arts Plaza's 3rd annual Fall Block Party. We'll have cooking and cocktail demos, food samples, food vendors, live music, face painting and a dog costume competition.

October 19DISTRICT AFTER DARK Join us for a FREE night of public art where 8 artists will illuminate the District with site specific installations of light, sound, performance, and projection — a glimpse into Aurora 2013. At the Wyly Theatre, Dallas Theater Center invites you to their Pay-What-You-Can performance of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety. The activity continues at the other end of Flora St. with Crow Collection After Dark (FREE), 'til Midnight at the Nasher (FREE) and Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art (general admission). There will also be performances, tours, food trucks, and activities.

October 25SACRED SPACES TOUR The Dallas Arts District is a neighborhood with a long and rich history. The one constant throughout the years has been our houses of worship. Among our city’s oldest churches, the stories of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, St. Paul United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church, reflect the stories of our great city and its people. Come learn about the history and the architecture of these sacred spaces. Historians, architects and volunteers await visitors at each church. Come enjoy. COST: $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under, free for students with valid I.D.

October 26DALLAS OPERA OPENING NIGHT AND PLAZACAST The Dallas Opera opens their season with AIDA. Take your seat in the Winspear or, if you prefer, on the lawn for the FREE live simulcast broadcast to Sammons Park!

October 27-28KLYDE WARREN PARK GRAND OPENING Enjoy two days of programming and public events showcasing Dallas' newest park during this free grand opening weekend. The celebration will spill into the Dallas Arts District with food trucks, live music, and free admission all weekend to the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center. Enjoy Dallas Symphony Orchestra's The Haunted Orchestra or check out the possibility to enjoy a free matinee performance of Dallas Theater Center's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety. For the latest information on the weekend's festivities, visit and

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